Free Week 9 Prediction: Fighting Illini vs Nittany Lions
Week 9 College football betting sees the Illinois Fighting Illini taking on the Penn State Nittany Lions Saturday October 31st at Beaver Stadium, College Park, PA. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Illinois Fighting Illini (4-3) vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (6-2)
Date: Saturday, October 31st
Time: 12:00 PM
Venue: Beaver Stadium, College Park, PA
NCAA Football Spread: Penn State -4.5
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A Big Ten matchup takes place Saturday night as the surging Penn State Nittany Lions take on the Illinois Fighting Illini
The Nittany Lions look to continue there surprisingly good season and compete for a Big Ten title has they host the Fighting Illini on Saturday afternoon
While the Illini are trying to get back on track after losing two straight and ultimately losing some offensive fire power in the process.
The Nittany Lions are coming off of a big win against Maryland in Baltimore where they fended a good Terrapin team off and came away with the 31-30 victory. QB Christian Hackenberg had a huge game with some big time throws to lead them to victory while the receivers also had one of the biggest games of the year.
The Nittany Lions will need that offensive fire power to get things done at home when they host the Illini on Saturday afternoon. Spirits are high being 6-2 on the season and a real shot at the big ten title game.
Look for the Nittany Lions to not over look this game and try to really showcase their talents against a good Illinois team as well.
With a surprisingly strong season so far the Illini, headed by Quarterback Wes Lunt, are looking to keep the momentum going at Beaver Stadium. Wes Lunt has cooled off as of late but still has over 1700 yards passing, adding 9 touchdowns as well.
To even have a shot winning on the road here the Illini are going to need some big numbers from their star QB.
With an average defense which really struggles at maintaining the passing attack look for this game to be a very high scoring game, the turnover battle will also be a huge factor in this one as Penn State’s saving grace last week was a couple of fumbles after deep drives by Maryland.
If the Illini can win the turnover battle and take Christain Hackenberg out of the game mentally, you should see the Illini beat the spread here on the road.
- Penn State is 5-0 SU in last 5 games at home
- Penn State is 6-1 SU in last 7 games/strong>
- Illinois is 4-14 ATS in 18 games on the road
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Prediction
This is going to be a really good game, but with the home teams in college football always having a huge advantage especially when your playing in front of 90,000+, I think Penn State pulls away late in the game to wrap up the Illini.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Penn State ATS
At home against a good Illinois team I think Penn State will struggle early, but being at home is a huge factor with Penn State so look for them to pull away late in the game and put this one away with Christian Hackenberg starting to be fully healthy.
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: Penn State 35 – Illinois 27
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